Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
September 18, 2017

Government of Yukon hosts foreign diplomat tour

Ambassadors and Consuls General representing countries from around the world arrived in Yukon today to learn about the cultural and economic features of the territory. The foreign diplomat tour will be in Whitehorse and Dawson on September 18 to 19, 2017.

Premier Sandy Silver and Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys are hosting the group, which includes visitors from 13 countries. The tour will offer an overview of First Nations governance in Yukon, highlights of Yukon’s tourism and mineral industries, a visit to the Whitehorse Hydro Plant and a luncheon with business chambers.

Quotes

“Hosting foreign diplomats is an incredible opportunity to showcase Yukon’s investment, tourism and development possibilities to an international audience. Educating diplomats on the unique context, environment and experiences in the territory helps builds a foundation for relationships and potential partnerships with these countries.”

–Yukon Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts

  • Countries represented on the tour include China, Croatia, Germany, Philippines and the US.
  • Consuls General and Ambassadors in Canada serve as a key point of contact for their countries’ business and investment sectors.
  • The tour is offered by the Government of Yukon to countries with consulates and embassies in Canada.

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Eilidh Fraser
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-456-6507
eilidh.fraser@gov.yk.ca

News Release #17-188